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2017-05-17 / Education

ECC recognized for technology excellence

SUNY Erie Community College’s Information Technology Program was recently honored as the Best Tech Team in Non-Profit/Education by InfoTech WNY as part of the organization’s annual Buffalo Emerging Technology Awards Showcase at Buffalo RiverWorks on May 4.

Competing in a category that included fellow nominees BlueCross BlueShield, PMI Buffalo, local fundraising software developer We- DidIt, and University at Buffalo’s Department of Electrical Engineering, ECC’s Information Technology Program and its work with career-focused students earned the BETA. The award—distributed annually through a dozen technology-focused categories— recognize and celebrate WNY's organizations and individuals that set the standard for technological innovation and implementation, workplace culture, and industry activism.

Formed in 1998, InfoTech WNY is a rapidly growing consortium of multi sized software, hardware, telecommunications companies, government and economic agencies, and educational institutions that address various industry-specific issues, such as workforce availability, industry image, technology transfer, networking, access to financing, and attracting new business to the region.

ECC’s A.A.S. in Information Technology is a seated and online degree that provides students with the skills needed to succeed in today's digital world and empowers each with the perspective of information technology, strong analytical and critical thinking skills, knowledge of data design and data management principles and knowledge of basic programming and computer logic principles.

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